–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To mark Career Technical Education (CTE) Awareness Month in February, Destinations
Career Academy of Wisconsin (DCAWI), along with the International
Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, is hosting a Heavy Equipment
student workshop. CTE students will receive hands-on and simulator
training with bulldozers, front-end loaders, excavators and additional
construction equipment to supplement their online course work. CTE
instructors and students are available for media interviews.
According to Tim Lawrence, SkillsUSA’s Executive Director, “When we
speak with our partners within the commercial construction industry,
they consistently indicate there is a major skills gap. They are
extremely worried about upcoming generations of commercial contractors,
engineers, and construction workers.” The U.S.
Chamber of Commerce Foundation in a recent study found more than
half of U.S. employers report struggling with talent acquisition, which
is particularly acute within industries experiencing high growth, such
as the construction sector.
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin is the first-of-its-kind school
in Wisconsin created specifically for the types of college and technical
career-minded students that can help bridge the state’s skills gap.
DCAWI’s Operating Engineer Pre-apprenticeship Program prepares students
to become journeyman and women in the construction sector. Powered by
K12, the statewide online charter school is tuition-free, full-time, and
serves Wisconsin students in grades 9–12.
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin’s (DCAWI) Heavy Equipment
|Friday, February 17 at 10 am to 2 pm|
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin (DCAWI) CTE teachers and
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 members will
lead the hands-on workshop and showcase the CTE program and